School of Architecture news
Professional Masters students Caileigh MacKellar and Newsha Ghaeli won the A+ Award for Best Student Project in both the jury and People’s Choice categories in the annual AZ Awards, an international awards competition sponsored by Azure magazine, for their project “Polytropism – Tower Concept,” developed in the M1 studio of Prof. Aaron Sprecher.
The galvanized steel tube of the ContemPLAY pavilion has won a 2012 Hot-Tip Galvanizing Excellence Award for its galvanizer, Corbec Inc., from the American Galvanizers Association (AGA).
Congratulations to Professors Aaron Sprecher (Architecture, PI), Jorge Angeles (CIM, McGill University, co-appl.), Clement Gosselin (Laboratoire de Robotique, Laval University, co-appl.), Damiano Pasini (Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, collaborator) and Pieter Sijpkes (School of Architecture, collaborator), who have have been awarded a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant ($190,860).
The winning project in the urban design competition for the Smith Promenade, Griffintown, was unveiled on April 26, 2012. Among the four concepts developed by the finalist firms, the jury chose "Granny Smith," the project proposed by NIP Paysage. Two Adjunct Professors in the School were part of the winning team led by NIP Paysage: Sinisha Brdar and Conor Sampson (B.Arch. 1996).
Architecture Canada is pleased to announce that it has selected Lola Sheppard, OAQ, MRAIC as the recipient of its 2012 Young Architect Award. Architecture Canada’s Young Architect Award recognizes the achievements of a young architect in excellence in design, leadership and/or service to the profession.
For the second year in a row, a McGill student has received the top award in the Lyceum Traveling Fellowship in Architecture competition. Third-year undergraduate Justin Chapman was awarded first prize (a $12,000 travel grant), while Krystal Lung, Cailen Pybus and Saul Strauss were awarded three of six merit awards.
Three McGill graduates have been chosen as national winners to participate with Migrating Landscapes in the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture: John Leroux (B.Arch. 1994), a member of of Team 189 from the Maritimes; Kfir Gluzberg (M.Arch. 2011), a member of Team 206 from Ontario; and Amirali Javidan (M.Arch. 2001), Team 142 from B.C.
Gerald Sheff Visiting Professor Andrew King will receive two of the 59th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards (2012) which recognize ten projects that offer thoughtful interventions into the landscape, urban or otherwise. King’s two Awards are for the Laurier Brantford YMCA Athletic Complex in Brantford, Ontario, and the Hawk House on Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia.
The submission “Memorial Grove” by nt21: Andrew Ruff and post-professional M.Arch.(CMT) student Caitlin Turski has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the AIDS Memorial Park competition in New York City.
Two McGill teams shared first prize in the 17th CCA (Canadian Centre for Architecture) Inter-university Charrette (November 10-13, 2011), Liquid City. Team 78 (Hydro cosm) and Team 26 (Down with the Linear Functional), both of McGill, won first prize (ex aequo) in a competition in which a total of 68 teams took part.
By presidential decree of November 29, 2011 the State Prize of Ukraine for Architecture for 2011 has been awarded to Radoslav Zuk, Emeritus Professor at the McGill University School of Architecture. As leader of the design team, Radoslav Zuk was awarded the prize for the design of the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in the city of Lviv.
The 2012 winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners, McGill University School of Architecture graduate Jason Tsironis (M. Arch. 2011), will use the prize to explore the potential of modern ruins and collective identity.
Recent B.Sc.(Arch.) graduate (2011) Yekaterina Artemchuk has been awarded first place in the 2010-2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture / American Institute of Steel Construction (ACSA/AISC) Steel Design Student Competition – Open (Category II), Student Design Competition. The award consists of a cash prize of $2500 awarded to the winning student.
Prof. Aaron Sprecher (PI, Architecture) and Prof. Damiano Pasini (Co-Applicant, Mech. Engineering) have been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for $80,000 (two years). The grant was awarded for "The Evo DeVO Project - Evolutionary Design, Variations and Optimization: Toward a Symbiosis among Formal Expressions, Structural Engineering, and Manufacturing Processes in Architectural Design."
Atelier Big City (Adjunct Professor Howard Davies and alumni Anne Cormier and Randy Cohen) is one of 22 architecture firms from around the world that have been invited to put on a display of their method of working at the Raumfinden exhibition at the House of Architecture in Graz. The presentation includes study models and sketches for a variety of completed projects.